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Red
750ml
Bottle: $51.88
12 bottles: $50.84
Rated 94 - The nose of the red 2020 Aalto comes blasting with tons of toasted oak, spice, smoke and more toast, ripe...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $249.94
Rated 95 - Expressive and intense, this impressive red marries elegance and power, delivering rich flavors of...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $94.94
Aalto PS (Pagos Seleccionada) is made only in the best vintages. It is sourced from Aalto’s best sites (Pagos)...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $98.28 $109.20
Rated 95 - Ripe, tarry plums and black cherries with violets, rocks, coffee and graphite. Refined notes of balsamic...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $19.93 $20.80
12 bottles: $19.76
Rated 92-93 - I also tasted an unbottled barrel sample of the 2020 Antídoto, a blend of 96% Tinto Fino and 4%...
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Red
375ml
Bottle: $18.66
Rated 97 - The bouquet is full of fragrant black fruits, cinnamon, cumin and Frankincense, the palate beautifully...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $25.41
12 bottles: $24.14
Rated 92 - This deep-garnet-colored wine features a bouquet of purple plum, roasted fennel bulb and flint. Flavors of...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $114.93 $119.80
Rated 93 - Quite a mineral Gran Reserva expression with wet stones and hints of sweet spices to the minty plums and...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $21.66
12 bottles: $20.58
Red
750ml
Bottle: $56.93
Rated 92 - Lots of vanilla extract and minty oak to the creamy blackberries, Spanish chocolate and cinnamon spices....
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $66.94
12 bottles: $65.60
Rated 96 - Ribera benefited from regular seasons and a very cold winter in 2018, according to Xavier Ausàs, which is...
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750ml - Case of 12
Bottle: $19.60
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $31.60
6 bottles: $24.18
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $49.90 $51.12
12 bottles: $48.90
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Rose
750ml
Bottle: $16.91
12 bottles: $16.57
Delicately suggestive with red & white fruits’ aromas, peach and subtle floral notes. Silky and tempting wine with...
Red
750ml
Bottle: $32.90
6 bottles: $32.24
Intense cherry red color, with violet hues resulting in a very vivid and bright wine. Elegant, with fresh and...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $29.28
6 bottles: $28.34
Rated 95 - This is both impressive and refined with vivid blueberry, liquorice and clove aromas. The transition from...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $76.88 $80.10
Rated 94 - A bountiful range of ripe black currant and black plum fruit is met by rich notes of fig cake, licorice,...
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Spain Castilla Y Leon Ribera del Duero

Ever since the Phoenicians and Romans brought their knowledge of vine cultivation to Spanish soils, the country's culture has grown alongside wine production, with wine being a vital part of Spanish identity and Spanish traditions. Each region of Spain has a wine quite distinct from the others, and it is produced by smallholders and families as much as it is by large companies and established wineries. From the relatively mild and lush regions of La Rioja to the arid plateaus that surround Madrid, grapes are grown in abundance for the now booming Spanish wine industry, and new laws and regulations have recently been put in place to keep the country's standards high. By combining traditional practices with modern technology, Spanish wineries are continuing to produce distinctive wines of great character, flavor and aroma, with the focus shifting in recent decades to quality over quantity.

The ancient, arid and beautiful region of Castilla y Leon is the largest in Spain, and amongst the largest single 'regions' in any country of Europe. It has been famed throughout the centuries for its architecture, its people, its art and literature, and not least for its characterful and flavorful wines, which capture the beating heart and passion of Spain and Spanish culture. Castilla y Leon is essentially a vast plateau, and is extremely dry, with a poor soil structure which one might think would make viticulture difficult, if not impossible. However, Castilla y Leon has plenty of native grape varietals which are able to stretch their roots deep underground, to tap into the moisture and minerals which can be found there.





Some experts claim that centrally-located Ribera del Duero, Spain's fastest growing wine region, has the greatest potential for memorable red wines. These are largely inspired by the revered Vega Sicilia, an estate producer whose dark Tempranillo wines are balanced with 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. For one hundred years Vega Sicilia has taken Spanish tradition to the extreme, growing highly concentrated grapes and aging wines ten years in cask and sometimes more in bottle before releasing exquisite, expensive wines that still benefit from cellar aging. Like slightly smaller versions of Vega Sicilia, other Ribera del Duero Tempranillos are tannic and long-lived, usually inky and massive, with complicated aromas of chocolate, plums and smoke. French varietals Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec are joining the native varietals. White Ribera del Duero uses the indigenous varietal Albillo.